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New Mexico Senior Housing & Apartments

There are a total of 293 senior housing options in New Mexico. Some people may refer to them as New Mexico senior apartments or New Mexico 55+ apartments while others may think of them as New Mexico senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in New Mexico, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in New Mexico may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help New Mexico residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in New Mexico. Older adult apartments in New Mexico may also be part of larger New Mexico continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in New Mexico are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in New Mexico, please use our New Mexico senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

New Mexico senior housing may not get the same attention as its neighbor, Arizona, yet it deserves some recognition. New Mexico shares a similar arid, desert climate, promising hot weather and mild winters yet is a fraction of the cost for seniors to live in compared to Arizona.

The state is part of the “Four Corners” that is conveniently connected with Utah, Colorado and Arizona. Quick access to Oklahoma and Texas is also feasible from the northeast and southeast. New Mexico is not very populated, falling in the latter third in terms of population compared to other states in the U.S. (only 2 million residents).

Popular Destinations for Senior Housing in New Mexico

The largest city in the state is Albuquerque, though with a population of a little over 500,000 people it is by no means gigantic. Santa Fe is a common destination for senior housing thanks to its rich cultural history. For those seeking to get slightly cooler temperatures than the southern and western parts of New Mexico, the northern and eastern parts of the state have typically cooler temperatures because of the higher elevations.

White Rock, Sandia Heights, Los Alamos, Corrales, Mesilla, Rio Rancho and Paradise Hills are considered some of the best places to live in the state and prime locations for quality senior living apartments in New Mexico.

The Safest Cities for New Mexico Senior Living

Are you looking for an independent living community that is not too big and also has low crime rates? Among the safest cities in New Mexico include:

  1. Corrales
  2. Los Alamos
  3. Sunland Park
  4. Lovington
  5. Raton

The cities of Rio Rancho, Las Cruces and Ruidoso also scored high among the Top 10.

Prices of Senior Housing in New Mexico

What is the average cost of senior living facilities in New Mexico? Expect to pay around $2,300 per month, though affordable senior housing in New Mexico can drop as low as $1,200 to $1,500 per month for smaller units or complexes that might offer fewer features or amenities.

Luxury senior living condos and apartments in New Mexico can reach prices of $4,700, especially in high-demand, low crime areas of Los Alamos, Corrales and Sandia Heights.

Amenities of New Mexico Senior Housing

Many top senior living facilities in New Mexico are pet-friendly so you can bring along your dog or cat. They generally feature lots of community activities so you can make new friends with people around the same age and of similar interests. Some of the more luxurious senior rental units also provide a pool or spa to stay cool and relaxed during the hot summer.

In terms of sightseeing, New Mexico is underrated for its terrain. Some parts of the country are desert while other regions offer breathtaking views of mountain vistas. New Mexico also features a diverse culture as the state has the highest percentage of Hispanic and Latino Americans. It also has the second-highest percentage of Native Americans of anywhere in the United States.

Consider New Mexico senior living apartments if you can’t quite afford Arizona yet want quality and affordable senior housing.

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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